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New . . . TAOIST TAI CHI beginner classes starting in April. Open house on April 7th. Click for Tai_Chi_Poster.


Promoting the health-improving qualities of Taoist Tai Chi and wanting to make the Taoist Tai Chi® arts available to all, beginning instruction classes will start at the Wood Islands Welcome Centre on Tuesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 16th.

You are hereby invited to an ‘Open House’, from 11am to 1pm, on Tuesday, April 7th – at the Welcome Centre, at 13056 Shore Road, Wood Islands, (on the accessible 2nd floor) where you can ask questions, and learn of something you might like to begin. Taoist Tai Chi is notable at the physical level in promoting a full range of motion, in extended stretching and flexibility, and in the relaxed turning of the waist and the spine. The movements engage the whole physiology of the body; including the tendons, joints, and their connective tissue, while relaxing and harmonizing the mind.

The Wood Islands Instructor volunteers are dedicated to bringing beginning classes to eastern PEI, so that the many benefits of Taoist Tai Chi are available to all those who would like to experience them. Practiced regularly, Taoist Tai Chi cultivates both body and mind to restore and/or maintain good health for our lifetime. Our combined efforts are aimed at making these benefits better known, and understood, in order to promote physical wellness and mental well-being, in our community.

Come to the ‘Open House’ or for any and all questions please don’t hesitate to send an email to woodislands.pe@taoist.org and we will respond with a reply and an encouraging word.

News . . .

Our facilities in Wood Islands have a new name. Formerly known as Plough the Waves Centre, we will now be known as the “Wood Islands Welcome Centre“. This change reflects our position as the first thing seen after arriving on the ferry from Nova Scotia. The complex is home to the offices of the Wood Islands & Area Development Corporation, a community hall complete with full kitchen, an Agency Liquor Store, one of the Provincial Visitor Information Centres, a candy store, an access point to the Trans Canada Trail and more changes are being planned. Don’t forget too that the Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum, gift shop, fantastic tour is also part of our not-for-profit organization.


Business opportunities:

The Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation (WIADC) is seeking business proposals for 2015.  Our newer and beautiful heritage-themed facilities immediately off the Wood Islands ferries provide a ready made marketing opportunity for entrepreneurs.  In our replica train station (which could be divided into smaller spaces) or in our empty # 103 space, we might like to see a “food truck style” (minus the food truck);  OR a great “take- away” fish and chip spot;  OR or a great coffee / baked goods/ artisan breads / healthy soups and sandwiches; OR a Fresh Market (for campers tourists and locals); OR a little artists co-op; OR whatever YOUR great business idea proposes. Know that more than 50,000 visitors come to our Centre every year off the ferry.  To discuss your venture and how we might help, contact Audrey at (902) 940-4784, or email us at wiadc@woodislands.ca   WIADC welcomes all expressions of interest and is particularly seeking businesses supporting our mandates of building a sense of community and providing local employment;  and are conducive with our guiding principles and strategic plan.  We are happy to discuss these with you.


Current Events . . .

The new book titled “SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to:

Island Studies Press through UPEI



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